Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network


Date: Sat 4 Dec, 7.15pm
Location: First floor Screen Room
Tickets: £10

Stray Dog (1949)
122 mins (Cert PG ) Director: Akira Kurosawa with Toshirô Mifune and/Takashi Shimura

A bad day gets worse for detective Murakami (Mifune) when his colt pistol is stolen while riding on a crowded trolley. The pistol is then used to carry out robberies and murders.

Kurosawa said that his film was inspired by Jules Dassin’s The Naked City, and it is a comment on post war Japan and considered a precursor to the cop-buddy films.

Akira Kurosawa is regarded as one of the most important film-makers of the 20th century and his films have influenced film-makers across the globe. We present two of his films and a discussion about the enduring appeal of his work on Indian film-makers.

The screening will be followed by a free Q&A session.

Places are limited so early booking is essential.